Inter are interested in signing Udinese midfielder Roberto Pereyra on a free transfer this summer, and have spoken to the player’s agent about the possibility.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that the former Juventus and Watford man is seen as a potentially ideal low-cost solution in midfield particularly if the team are to miss out on Champions League football next season.
Inter are set to have to make at least one or two midfield signings during the summer transfer window.
Roberto Gagliardini will leave when the 29-year-old former Atalanta midfielder’s contract runs out at the end of the season, whilst Marcelo Brozovic could be sold as Barcelona are keen.
However, an issue that the Nerazzurri face is that as of yet, they are not sure whether or not they will be able to rely on Champions League revenues next season.
In the event that Inter were to miss out on qualification for Europe’s top club competition, then they would face significant restrictions in the summer.
This would make it so that the importance of finding value in the transfer market, and particularly hunting down free transfers, would be even more underlined than it already is.
In this sense, Udinese midfielder Pereyra could represent an ideal target.
The 32-year-old Argentine international has significant experience including in the Champions League, and has been a key man for Udinese this season.
However, Pereyra’s contract with the Friulani runs out at the end of June, and it is not yet clear whether or not he will decide to sign an extension.
For their part, Inter are keeping close tabs on the situation, and have spoken with his agent Federico Pastorello already, Tuttosport reports.
Pastorello also represents Inter defender Stefan de Vrij, and during contract talks regarding the Dutchman, the Nerazzurri have also expressed their interest in Peryera.